Linda Chalat

Linda ChalatLinda Chalat, a partner of Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker, has over twenty years of experience as a Colorado personal injury lawyer.

As a partner with Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker, Denver, Colorado, Linda Chalat concentrates her practice on medical malpractice cases, defective product claims and recreational accidents. Prior to law school, Ms. Chalat worked in industry as a chemical engineer, and brings her understanding of the technical aspects of an accident to effectively advocate for her clients. Ms. Chalat also oversees the technology used by the firm to best serve our clients, including maintaining the firm’s several websites, social media and blogs which provide current legal information for Colorado consumers and personal injury victims. She was interviewed by KJCT8 Grand Junction regarding her ski safety blog. She has published articles and spoken at professional seminars concerning ski litigation, attorney ethics and malpractice, and general practice tips.

Linda Chalat has been recognized by U.S. News as a Best Lawyer for 2016 in the practice area of product liability. She has been recognized by her peers for inclusion on the Colorado Super Lawyers list for the past six years.  Since 2013, she has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado by the National Trial Lawyers Association. In 2013 and 2014, she was also named to the Top Attorneys in Colorado as published by The Denver Post.  And Ms. Chalat has been included in the TOP 50 WOMEN COLORADO SUPER LAWYERS for 2011 and 2012.

She has earned a “BV” rating (distinguished rating) by Martindale-Hubbell®, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. Attorneys with an BV® Distinguished™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® are those that have been recognized by their peers to be the best in both legal ability and ethical practice. She has also received an Avvo rating of “Excellent” as shown on her Avvo profile.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1991


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1989
  • Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, B.S. – 1983, Major: Chemical Engineering

Honors and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers, U.S. News, 2016
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, 2010 – 2016
  • Top 100 Colorado Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013-2015
  • AVVO rated 9.6/10 “Superb”

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Member National Association of Women, 2011 Professional Woman of the Year

Pro Bono Activities

  • Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Award, 2012-2015
  • Pro Bono Program, Denver Bar Association

Published Works

  • Restitution in Criminal Actions: Consideration for Civil Trial Lawyers, 50 Trial Talk Issue 6, 2001
  • Ski law for beginners, intermediates and experts,, Trial, August, 2001
  • The Nine Commandments of Malpractice Prevention (Co-Author), 22 Trial Lawyer 183-189, 1999


  • Faculty Member, Avoid Extinction Due to Climate Change, Colorado Trail Lawyers Annual Convention, Snowmass, 2014
  • Particpant, “Women’s Roundtable”, Law Week Colorado, May 2014
  • Faculty Member, Ethics Hot Topics: Internet Marketing, Attorney’s Fees and Attorney Fee Agreements, Colorado Bar Association CLE Program, 2009
  • Faculty Member, The Business of Practicing Law, Colorado Bar Association CLE Program, 2007
  • Faculty Member, Trial Advocacy Program – Ethics Section, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2003
  • Faculty Member, Ethics 2001, Continuing Legal Education Conference, 2001
  • Faculty, Preventing Legal Malpractice 2001, Colorado Bar Association/CLE Seminar, 2001


Knowledgeable, determined, professional, compassionate & ethical

When I had nearly given up all hope that I could ever find justice, after I had exhausted all the Medical Customer Protection sources I could find, Linda Chalat became aware of my struggle, contacted me, and gave me hope for the first time in nearly two years. She immediately took the burden of worries off my shoulders and worked diligently to achieve the greatest justice possible. While she had to deal with the frustration of unethical and uncooperative so-called professionals, she never once stooped to their level. She worked very hard to get the very best resolution possible under the specific circumstances of my case. She didn’t allow things to drag on, yet nor did she become impatient with the time she had to spend on my behalf. I didn’t achieve all my goals of resolution, but her advice to me about what was possible and what was not worth the pain and strain, I trusted without a doubt as the very best guidance. I never felt like I was just another client, I felt I had a compassionate friend who wanted the very, very best for me. I shall ever be grateful to Linda Chalat and her firm for all the extras that they gave to me. I highly recommend Linda Chalat as knowledgeable, determined, professional, compassionate and ethical. – Lois, a medical malpractice client

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